Episode 206 :: Andrew Holecek :: Meditation in the iGeneration — How to Meditate in a World of Speed and Stress

| August 17, 2014 | 0 Comments

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Andrew Holecek

Andrew Holecek joins us to speak about contemplative practice in the digital age.

As meditators, we often see our mobile devices and technological advances as distractions. And certainly, they can be. They’re designed, after all, not just to serve a function, but to keep the attention of the customer. What are some ways in which we can live in our increasingly digital environment, without always simply resorting to turning off?

Andrew Holecek is a long-time student of Buddhism, and frequently presents this tradition from a contemporary perspective – blending the ancient wisdom of the East with modern knowledge from the West. Andrew has completed the traditional three-year Buddhist meditation retreat, and offers seminars internationally on meditation, dream yoga, and death. His work has appeared in the Shambhala Sun, Buddhadharma, Light of Consciousness, Utne Reader, and other periodicals. He is also the co-founder of Global Dental Relief, and travels each year to India and Nepal to provide free care to impoverished children.

So, sit back, relax, and have a nice Black Cow.

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Ted Meissner

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Ted Meissner is the host of the podcast Present Moment: Mindfulness Practice and Science. He has been a meditator since the early 90’s, has been interviewed for Books and Ideas, Mindful Lives, and The Whole Leader podcasts, spoken about mindfulness with various groups including Harvard Humanist Hub, and has written for Elephant Journal and The International Journal of Whole Person Care. He is the Executive Director of the Secular Buddhist Association, host of the SBA’s official podcast The Secular Buddhist, and is on the Advisory Board for the Spiritual Naturalist Society. Ted’s background is in the Zen and Theravada traditions, he is a regular speaker on interfaith panel discussions, and is interested in examining the evolution of contemplative practice in contemporary culture. Ted teaches Mindfulness Based Stress Reduction (MBSR) at the Center for Mindfulness in Medicine, Health Care & Society, where he is the Manager of Online Programming and Community Development.

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